Valentine’s Day is coming fast, and it can be hard to know what to buy your significant other when you are both very religious. The typical gifts may feel a bit too secular and insignificant, but you still want your partner to know s/he is special and loved. Here are a few gift ideas for the highly spiritual.
Jewelry may seem too materialistic at first glance, but there are all sorts of jewelry items (and jewelry stores!) that specialize in items with Christian or otherreligiousthemes. Letting your love know that you think s/he is a gift from God is a very powerful message and religious jewelry is a way to share God’s love and your own with your partner at the same time. You can choose from a wide variety of materials and settings, just as with secular jewelry, as well as choose your degree of message, from “vaguely spiritual” right down to full-on, scripture-quoting Religious items.
If you are young and in love, but not quite ready to get married, perhaps a good gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend is a Promise Ring or Purity Ring. This lets your boy- or girlfriend know that you are committed to and love God and him/her, even though it might not be time to walk down the aisle just yet. Each comes in a variety of styles and prices so you can choose the one that is right for you and your love.
For Christians, one idea might be a Personalized Bibleor Bible Cover [Note: A personalized version of a different religious tome might also be a good gift for other religions, too]. Some people find choosing a Bible to be a personal experience they would rather do themselves, while others don’t care about the book itself as much as what’s inside it and would be moved by such a gift. If your love is the former, you can either opt for a personalized cover instead, or you could make it an excursion together to go and pick one out, so that the experience is part of the gift.
If none of the above appeals, how about a Memory Book with a religious theme? Pages and decorations are not hard to find. Share your memories of your love and expound on your spiritual beliefs in a lovingly bound journal or scrapbook. If you have children, it will be a gift to pass down to the younger generation when you are gone. Like the jewelry above, this is a not to be missed opportunity to say “You are a gift from God and I cherish you.”
Finally, if you are part of a spiritual married couple, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by reserving a Religious Couples Retreat for the two of you? You don’t have to schedule for Valentine’s, either. You can book it for anytime, and just give the brochure, etc on Valentine’s Day. Whether you are Christians, Muslims, or Jews, there is a retreat for you.